BLANK CANVAS FOR DESIGNERS, HIGH STYLE IS ALSO THE VOCATION OF MAKEUP ARTISTS, CREATORS OF PERFUME AND HAIR STYLISTS. EVIDENCE PROVIDED BY THE MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS OF THE SEASON.
LOVE FURY OF NINE WEST Immediate impression (Top notes) fruit accents of tangerines and berries. ‘Heart’ (Middle notes) Tiare flower meets jasmine and sandalwood. ‘Wake’ (Base notes) floral scents, fruity and vegetal. Evocative of a garden of pleasure bathed in light. Racy in its simplicity.• Eau de parfum 100 ml, 63 $ Nine West.
ACQUA DI GIOIA ESSENZA BY GIORGIO ARMANI Immediate impression the freshness of Limone Primo Fiore and the sweetness of crushed mint leaves. ‘Heart’ a sensuality infused with a blend of jasmine. ‘Wake’ and sophisticated, very feminine and sensual, a fusion of scents yields a rare intensity. • Eau de parfum 100 ml, 99 $. In department stores.
JIMMY CHOO EAU DE PARFUM Immediate impression Tea rose and ginger for an unusual burst at send off. ‘Heart’ smoky notes of cedar wood and opulent essence of tiger orchid.‘Wake’ an intriguing mix of unusual notes, precious and obessional. • Eau de toilette, 100 ml, 89 $ At Holt Renfrew, La Baie, Ogilvy, Sephora, Murale.
PERSONAL SOLUTION With the arrival of beautiful weather, we all desire healthy shining hair. Step one: stop at the hairdresser for an assessment of hair and scalp. Step two: take stock of available hair care restoratives, as the more hair is damaged the less it reflects the light. This season, specialists agree on the efficacy of the active ingredients in Fusio-Dose. This transformative new hair fiber treatment addresses and protects specific hair care needs. The result: a targeted and effective restorative. Fusio- Dose, Kérastase, $25. • Exclusively in salons. kerastase.com
BUBBLES FOR YOU ALONE Bubbles for you alone Their perfume bottles are iconic symbols of this prestigious house of fragrance. And the new line of bath products from Boucheron provides the latest inspiration. Feminine and sparkling, the scent remains faithful to its signature brand: a perfect blend of fruit and flowers. A trio of new high end products of precious and rare essence for a luminous, gently perfumed skin. Body lotion, shower gel and body cream, Boucheron, 200 ml, $80, $60 and $110. • Available exclusively at The Bay. boucheron.com
SKIN FINISH A perfect natural beauty is the esthetic caprice of this new cream that nourishes even the most dehydrated skin. Its complex sirtuin proteins prolong the viability of cells enabling the skin to maintain an appearance of perpetual youth. The production of collagen and elastin, among other factors, is stimulated, and cell renewal is initiated. Result: a fleshy and revitalized skin texture. A powerful formula to combat dry skin. Intense Hydration Anti-Aging Cream Biomimetic Cell System, Functionalab, 50 ml, $105. • To find stores nearest to you: 1 800 969 7068. functionalab.com
ANNA SUI MADE SIMPLE Who says the secrets of makeup artists must remain confidential? The shimmering new Anna Sui makeup collection boasts a colour palette that reveals the genius of its creators. First it’s the powdered eye shadow that caught our eye. Unclassifiable, it slides, an impalpable film, over skin . Rich pigments, not an ounce of powder to catch in age lines, nothing that fades in the daytime. What’s more, the trio palette includes blush. And to really have fun, mix the three new shades of pink lip gloss to create your own hue, and leave in your wake a new Anna Sui creation. Spring Palettes (01 and 02) $48 each, Double Lip Gloss, $28 and Fairy Dance, Eau de toilette 75 ml, $88. • At Anna Sui counters. annasui.com
V.I.P CARE This three-step facial deep cleans, moisturizes and revitalizes, protects and reinforces the skin. The Esthederm Institute offers a 70-minute treatment that combines the expertise of small applied gestures and the active ingredients of the reputed Cellular Water Gel product line. A beauty ritual to observe and write into the agenda every season. The exfoliating properties of the new line erases impurities, leaving a smooth and nourished skin. The Soin Eau, Lumière, and Peau treatment trilogy from Esthederm, from $125. Cell water, 200 ml, $51, UV inCellium Spray, 100 ml, $66, E.V.E. serum source, 30 ml, $179. • For information 1 877 443 3762 or esthedermcanada.com
EYE MAKEUP To treat oneself at a shoot in just a few minutes or to achieve a beauty treatment worthy of the pros of the great fashion runways is the savvy concept offering of a new studio. Make-up artist Caroline Théorêt offers professional makeup courses and private lessons to master the different techniques of handling brushes and the multiple facets of product application for creating celebrity looks. Let the world know, high-end personalized service is now accessible to all! • Makeup courses, Studio Caroline Théorêt, 420 Saint-Ambroise, Studio 464, Montréal 514 937 2782. studiocarolinetheoret.com